The Child Nutrition department is made up of a team of food and nutrition professionals that are dedicated to students’ health, well being and their ability to learn. We support learning by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness practices.
Meals, foods and beverages sold or served at schools meet state and federal requirements which are based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines. We provide students with access to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students
Perry Townships Early Education Academy participates in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), a Federal program that provides healthy meals and snacks to children receiving day care.
Offer versus Serve (OVS) allows students to decline some of the food offered during School lunch and/or breakfast. The goal of OVS is to reduce food waste at Perry Townships Schools while allowing students to decline foods they do not intend to eat.
Perry Township Schools recognize the importance of good nutrition and are taking steps to assure students access to school meals. These steps include: establishing consistent meal account procedures throughout the district, providing access to applications for Free and Reduced Meals for all families, outlining parent/guardian responsibility for the timely and consistent payment for school meals, and providing oversight and accountability for the collection of outstanding student meal balances. Unpaid charges place a financial strain on the Perry Township Child Nutrition Department. While the USDA Child Nutrition Program does not require that a student who pays for regular priced meals be served a meal without payment, the Perry Township Schools established the policy, outlined below, as a courtesy to those students in the event that they forget or lose their lunch money.